When Markus Mielke wrote that they Improved
object fallback I was hoping that they also fixed one very annoying bug related to
Imagine this simple code, used in this example:
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If the file is not found at that URL, browser will receive 404 - file not found error. It should simply continue with page execution.
Internet Explorer, both 6 and 7, will however continue to “download” this file forever and thus never execute any
I long thought that this is bug in IE’s implementation of
object, which was known to be buggy. Since this behavior repeated I started writing this post about IE bug, only to realize that all works as expected when instead of Flash I load QuickTime movie. Or image. Or Word document. Or PDF. Anything except Flash.
This is actually bug in Macromedia’s Adobe’s ActiveX plugin. Adobe, please fix this thing, it’s extremely annoying.